HIDES

Wildlife Photography Hides

Wildlife Photography Hides in North Essex

We offer permanent and mobile wildlife and nature photography hides deep inside the private grounds of the estate in rural Essex, just outside Finchingfield (itself pretty photogenic).  

  • Choose between ancient woodland, grassland (Barn owl) or riverside wildlife hides. 
  • Permanent hides are set up with feeders, reflection pools, perches and all have plenty of a huge variety of wildlife.
  • Woodland and Riverside hides are both spacious, even with 2 people. 
  • Viewing slots are wide enough for 2 to sit side by side, or for multiple camera setups
  • Barn Owl hide can accommodate 2 people, though it is a bit more snug!
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Our two permananent hides have a fully enclosed seating areas surrounded by slot openings (with internal scrim) on 3 sides at two levels (normal and low level). 
Lenses of up to 250mm diameter fit easily through slots. 
The temporary hides are equiped with windows on all sides (which you can have open or close as you wish) and folding seats. We put them where we have seen some interesting widlife!
Hides provide weather protection but are not watertight, so bring proper clothing. 
Hide sessions run from Dawn-Midday, and from Midday-Dusk. You can choose your preferred date and session at the time of booking. 
Maps, parking details and instructions are provided by email following booking.
If you need overnight accommodation why not stay in one of our Holiday Cottages (min 3 nights) or Camping & Caravanning Club Campsite   

News and Blog

by Archie Ruggles-Brise 16 Aug, 2017
Latest Wildlife Hide sightings
The list below is what we have seen, or what we have been told about. Clearly these are wild animals and birds so there's no guarentee they will stick around. Treat it as a guide as to what's active rather than a menu of potential shots! Our hides do have trail cams monitoring activity, but they can't always pick up the smallest birds, so chances are there's lots more in and around the hides that we know about. 

August is a time for holidays and so it's been a little while since our last post! Harvest is in full swing and the number of hares around the farm has been incredible. 

The hides are all in great condition so  check out our availability and book now .

Woodland Hide
Pheastant
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Pidgeon
Brown Hare
Rabbits
Squrrels
Fallow deer (bucks, does and fawns)
Muntjac
Fox

Riverside Hide
Fallow deer (Bucks, does and fawns)
Buzzard (pair in the area)
Jays (family group though a couple of the fledglings appear to have moved on)
Magpie (still a frequent visitor, clearly knows where the easy food is!)
Great Spotted woodpecker
Pigeon (frequent visitor)

Barn Owl Hide
THis hide is now out of commission until next year. 

by Archie Ruggles-Brise 31 Jul, 2017
Latest Wildlife Hide sightings
The list below is what we have seen, or what we have been told about. Clearly these are wild animals and birds so there's no guarentee they will stick around. Treat it as a guide as to what's active rather than a menu of potential shots! Our hides do have trail cams monitoring activity, but they can't always pick up the smallest birds, so chances are there's lots more in and around the hides that we know about. 

As you alreday know the weather over the last 10 days has been terrible, so we haven't seen as much as we would expect. That said some hardly souls managed some wonderful shots despite the difficult conditions. Check out our Facebook page for the images.

We have sessions vaailble from 14th August so check out our availability and book now .

Woodland Hide
Buzzard
Pheastant
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Pidgeon
Brown Hare
Rabbits
Squrrels
Black Cap
Fallow deer (does and fawns)
Muntjac
Fox

Riverside Hide
Fallow deer (Bucks)
Buzzard
Jays (family group)
Magpie (frequent visitor)
Great Spotted woodpecker
Pigeon (frequent visitor)
Blue tits
Great Tits
Heron
Fox

Barn Owl Hide
Barn Owl & Young (glimpse as they haven't fledged yet)
Goldfinch
Pied Wagtail
House sparrow
Pigeon
Brown Hare

by Archie Ruggles-Brise 31 Jul, 2017
Check out this short video of a Red Kite at our Woodland Hide.

If you want to try capturing your own photos then book a session now .
by Archie Ruggles-Brise 19 Jul, 2017
Latest Wildlife Hide sightings
The list below is what we have seen, or what we have been told about. Clearly these are wild animals and birds so there's no guarentee they will stick around. Treat it as a guide as to what's active rather than a menu of potential shots! Our hides do have trail cams monitoring activity, but they can't always pick up the smallest birds, so chances are there's lots more in and around the hides that we know about. 

Woodland Hide
Red Kite (feeding on the ground, within 5m of the hide)
Pheastant
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Pidgeon
Brown Hare
Rabbits
Squrrels

Riverside Hide
Fallow deer
Buzzard
Jays (family group)
Magpie (frequent visitor)
Great Spotted woodpecker
Pigeon (frequent visitor)
Blue tits
Great Tits

Barn Owl Hide
No Owl sightings in the last few days but we can hear them after dark so they are still around.
Goldfinch
Pied Wagtail
House sparrow
Pigeon
Brown Hare

by Archie Ruggles-Brise 14 Jul, 2017
Latest Wildlife Hide sightings
´╗┐The list below is what we have seen, or what we have been told about. Clearly these are wild animals and birds so there's no guarentee they will stick around. Treat it as a guide as to what's active rather than a menu of potential shots! Our hides do have trail cams monitoring activity, but they can't always pick up the smallest birds, so chances are there's lots more in and around the hides that we know about. 

Woodland Hide
Pheastant
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Pidgeon Brown Hare
Buzzard
Fallow deer
Muntjac deer

Riverside Hide
Fallow deer
Buzzard
Jays (famiily of 3), resident at the moment!
Magpie (frequent visitor)
Great Spotted woodpecker
Pigeon (frequent visitor)
Blue tits
Great Tits
Black cap

Barn Owl Hide - the owl has been activate after the rain, but mostly hunting on the wing rather than perching. 
Pheasant
Muntjac

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